The Premier League festive fixtures continue on Wednesday evening when three more games take place with the bottom end of the table largely in the spotlight despite the champions also being on show over the course of the night.
This is a round of games which will be shown live and exclusively on Amazon Prime and if you have three different devices you’ll be able to watch them all at the same time should you wish. If not you have your pick of which one to view.
Brentford vs Wolverhampton Wanderers (19.30)
West London is the port of call for one of the two earlier kick offs on Wednesday as a well-rested Brentford side play host to a Wolverhampton Wanderers who have had little in the way of preparation time for this match.
Brentford were not in action at the weekend as they were due to play Manchester City only for the game to be cancelled because of the champions’ involvement in the Club World Cup. They head into this match fresh as daisies but they have lost five of their last six matches and are starting to slide towards the bottom three. Wolves are anything but fresh having faced Chelsea on Sunday afternoon but they won that match so they will at least be carrying some confidence to the capital with them. If Brentford were in form then with their freshness I would be all over them but given their recent struggles they feel a little short at odds on. I don’t really want to be on a potentially jaded Wolves though so I’m happy to leave this one alone.
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Chelsea vs Crystal Palace (19.30)
The other early kick off comes from just down the road from the Brentford game as Chelsea welcome fellow London club Crystal Palace to a Stamford Bridge which could be edgy given the hosts’ indifferent form.
Chelsea go into the match off the back of another really disappointing defeat at Wolves on Sunday and have had a shorter turnaround for this one, particularly as Palace were last in action last Thursday when they forged out a creditable 1-1 draw with rivals Brighton. The issue with Palace is their resources are pretty strained because of injury right now but this Chelsea side have looked nothing special and will be without two of their better looking players so far in Raheem Sterling and Cole Palmer, who both picked up fifth bookings of the season. You would imagine this will be low scoring but I don’t really want to trust either side so this is another one I’ll leave alone.
Everton vs Manchester City (20.15)
The pick of the matches on Wednesday evening comes from Goodison Park as Everton look to put a bit of a buffer between them and the bottom three when they play host to the champions Manchester City, who themselves are not short of motivation to win the match.
It certainly wasn’t a terrible weekend for Manchester City. They won the Club World Cup and while they were travelling home they saw all three fellow title chasers drop points. Liverpool have since won to open up a eight point gap over City but the champions have this match and another in hand and will be eager to start to pick up a head of steam. Everton saw a four match winning streak ended at Tottenham at the weekend and have now seen Luton move to within a point of them so they will be eager to get something from this game which should make for a good contest. Sean Dyche has a very poor record against the top sides and I don’t think it will get any better here but City have been a mess defensively from crosses all season and that’s the very least they are going to face plenty of here so the 10/11 that both teams find the net will do for me. I wouldn’t put anyone off backing it with a City win on top to bump up the price but I’ll wait and see what City we get after their sojourn to Saudi.
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